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Hi Everyone,

I have heard about three journalists say "shutted" over the past couple of weeks.

E.g. "...it was a sad blow to small businesses as many shops have shutted their door."

This sounds SO bad. Surely, this is not a word. Emotion: sad

Cheers,

CC Emotion: smile

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shuttted>>> the word is shuttered.

https://www.ldoceonline.com/dictionary/shutter

shutter• But penning in this raucous melee are buildings that seem all shutters and grids.• Interior shutters, from a wide range to order, from about £70 for the natural finish shown.• City walls, narrow streets, open shutters, old women sitting outside in the early evening.• When he threw open shutters to let in air and light, pictures sprang at her from the walls.• So, today, you might find taupe siding with creamy off-white shutters and a burgundy front door.• Otherwise use Venetian blinds in plastic or wood which can be easily wiped, or wooden shutters, or no covering at all.shutter2 verb [transitive]

American English to close a business, office etc for a short time or permanently The company shuttered its Hong Kong business a year ago.


Clive

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Thanks, Clive.

I was referring to shut as in closing something, like a shop.

Who would have guessed it. Emotion: smile

Cup cakeI was referring to shut as in closing something, like a shop.

You said you heard "shutted their door(s)". You would not use "shuttered" with doors. You shutter the shop. I would be interested to see or hear any examples you have of "shutted".

Cup cakeI was referring to shut as in closing something, like a shop.

That is what "shuttered" means - closed.

It refers to shutters which cover the windows. You open the shutters to let people see inside.

You close them when the shop is closed.

The business is shuttered. (closed)

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Hi A.S,

All three reporters used the word in the same way. From memory, the story was about covid and its econonic effect. I'm pretty sure each one said, "...many businesses have shutted."

I was stunned. This had nothing to do with blinds. I know what shuttered means. They each referred to the temporary, and possible permanent closing of business.

CC Emotion: smile

Cup cake I'm pretty sure each one said, "...many businesses have shutted."

You did not listen carefully enough. The "r" sound is very muted sometimes, depending on the speaker's accent.

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shut- ted

Interesting. I guess they didn't mean shutting the doors. Thanks for clarifying.

Cc 🙂

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